July, 2011

Tips to successfully move your employees to an open plan office

By Linda Trim, Director of Giant Leap Workspace Specialists As companies expand many make the move from smaller, individual office spaces to larger open plan buildings often to the detriment of their employees who are not included in the process and are expected to adapt immediately. If employers followed a few basic steps with regards […]

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City salvages century-old warehouse

Cape Town, South Africa‘s oldest city, is home to a number of historical buildings – the architecture of which is a testament to the myriad of influences on our country’s unique past. This mélange of architecture is evident in Strand Street, one of the city’s oldest streets, where Victorian, Edwardian, Modern and Art Deco buildings […]

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Muller’s Optometrist Building – one of the oldest in the Cape Town CBD

This year marks the 121st birthday of J Muller and Sons, South Africa’s oldest optometrists, celebrating over a century of providing incomparable service quality and quality eye-care. Since Joseph Muller opened the doors of his new practice at 104 Longmarket Street in 1890, he could not have imagined that his company would still be serving […]

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Huge hollow-core slab project for Echo Prestress

Thousands of hollow-core concrete floor slabs are being manufactured by Echo Prestress for one of the largest projects in its 30-year history – the new Parktown Village student residence complex for Johannesburg’s Wits University.   Located next to the Park Lane Hospital, the student complex is made up of a group of 14 separate three-storey […]

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New and updated tools for AutoCAD 2012

Maximise productivity and functionality with new and updated tools for conceptual design, model documentation and reality capture.   AutoCAD 2012 products exceed previous capabilities with flexible and powerful new features that improve the visual experience and performance of the product range as well as add an array of time-saving enhancements for more efficient workflow. Robust […]

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THE ROCK_5909 © Patrick Reynolds

‘The Rock’ Wellington International Airport – New International Passenger Terminal

Wellington Airport is located on the south cost of the North Island. Facing directly onto the wind swept Cook Strait, the coastline is extremely wild, rugged and exposed. As a major regional hub, Wellington Airport is expanding its international capacity with long haul flights to Asia. The architectural brief was for an extension to the […]

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DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 DesignHub Respond/Renew/Revitalise student architecture competition, which were announced at the Saint-Gobain Construction Products’ Samrand Innovation Station recently. The 2010 competition built on the successes of the previous four competitions, and revealed the depth of architectural talent at the country’s leading universities as students responded to the challenge of […]

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Objet revolutionizes 3D printing with new advanced materials

Objet Geometries Ltd., the innovation leader in 3D printing for rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, has announced today the commercial availability of three new advanced materials, a new ABS-like Digital Material (RGD5160-DM), a new clear transparent material (Objet VeroClear), and a new addition to the Objet Vero family; the Objet VeroWhitePlus.   With these new […]

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